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met with members of the board of our condo association for the property inspection, spending significant time educating us on our building and answering all of our questions re maintenance. It was incredibly helpful for us, since none of us have really had the job of property maintenance/management before. It allowed us to get a good understanding of our short-term needs as well as general maintenance going forward. The written report we got was comprehensive, easily understandable, and incredibly helpful in prioritizing the work that we need to do to the property. To the extent that we have had questions since the inspection several months ago,
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has always been available to help answer them.
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's professional knowledge combined with his accessibility and responsiveness makes him an ongoing resource for us, i.e., we would hire him for similar inspections every year or two, to do a future reserve study, and/or as a consultant on specific projects. (And when I am ready to move, I will certainly hire
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to inspect any home I would consider purchasing!)
- Julie O.
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I have to say, I was impressed with the professionalism with Mr.
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. The inspection was informative and documented in a professional manner. The inspection provided me with enough insight to proceed with the needed repairs of the home prior to closing. Additionally, special thanks go out to him because, he had to go to the home twice because the realtor failed to show up the first time. I know this to be true because I set-up the appointment. I was under a short deadline so, he worked hard to fit me into an already full schedule. Thanks again for a everything!
- Andrew K.
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We chose
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to come out and inspect a single family home we are purchasing, at the recommendation of our realtor.
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came out for the inspection, he was on time, was very professional, and explained everything to us in
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's terms as he went along. He took the time to both point out issues he found as well as answer all of our questions. He also made it clear which items needed immediate attention, versus those that could be done over time.
Overall he was extremely thorough as was his report. As promised it was emailed over later that evening and everything was explained in detail along with detailed pictures.
It was a great experience for a first time home buyer, and I would definitely hire them again.
- Michael D.
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We hired
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to inspect a home we put a bid on. The house looked clean, but we wanted a professional opinion anyway. He promptly arrived at the scheduled time. He started with a very detailed description of what the inspection would include (and what was not included). He encouraged us to stay with him during the process, and ask as many questions as we would like. He went up on the roof and took several photos with his iPad so we would not have to go up there. He went through the garage, basement, kitchen, laundry, all baths, all bedrooms, basically every room in the house. He did a complete walk-around of the exterior of the house, and notes issues with gutters, grading, landscape problems, etc. In the end, he came up with a good sized list of "issues", but he was very careful to point out which were minor items and those that needed immediate attention. In the end, the list of significant concerns was small, and we decided to buy the home. We felt
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gave a complete and balanced view of the condition of the home.
- David G.
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was very thorough in his inspection, sparing no detail. He also took the time to educate us on the various systems in the house and took the time to answer all of our questions. At the completion of the inspection, we received a very detailed printed and digital inspection report. Extremely satisfied with everything about the services.
- Andrew M.
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The inspector arrived before the time of the appointment, and was there before either the real estate agent or myself. There were two gentlemen performing the inspection, one gentleman that recently had surgery, and another gentleman did most of the work. They both appeared to professional and knowledgeable about home construction and the area. They told me that the roof of the house looked newer, but they said that they only got up on the roof of the attached garage and it was prior to my arrival. I was told that they could not get up on the roof of the main part of the house, because their ladder was not long enough, and from the ground, the roof looked good. I thought that it was rather odd that they only had a short ladder, because there are a lot of two story houses around, and I told them that it was a two story house when I made the appointment. The inspector opened up the access panel to the attic of the garage, and stood on the top of the ladder while shining his flashlight around. They refused to inspect the attic of the house, because their were screws attaching the access panel, and they said they won't remove screws to open an attic access panel.
Less than a week after we bought the house, we discovered that the roof leaked. We had a roofer come out, and he told us that the chimney did not have flashing, and that the shingles were not properly layered on the saddle by the chimney. Would the inspector have found these issues if he would have climbed up on the roof of the house?
After we moved in, I removed the three screws holding the access panel to the attic of the house, a task which took about a minute with a standard #2
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head screwdriver. I immediately saw that the exhaust fans for the two upstairs bathrooms were just vented into the attic. It is my understanding that this is not good, because these fans dump hot, moist air into the attic which can cause mold and other issues, so exhaust fans should be piped to the outdoors. Would the inspector have found this issue if he looked in the attic?
- Paul D.
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Very professional, great communication and service. Very willing to work with me on time and provided great details!!
- Paul K.
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First, be present for the inspection so you can jot down all the minutia that
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and Bill tell you, even though you'll get an email copy of the report. It's so helpful to be able to ask questions, and both
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, owner and his partner, Bill, are happy to educate you. They spent 3 hours covering all the details of my proposed new home.
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was on the roof, and cleaned out a gutter before I arrived. He went over all details, from roofing materials, brick repair,windows, lighting, gutters, etc. on the exterior. Then inside,
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and Bill covered the heating and cooling systems, found 2 gas leaks, tested the electrical, climbed into tiny attic access to view insulation (unable to actually go into attic). It was an extensive and helpful inspection, especially as I was concerned about the basement walls (not water damage, just neglect, and they need to be scraped, scrubbed and dry-lock painted) and the plumbing. The sewer system, thankfully, overflowed from running the dishwasher and toilets while we were there, and exposed a potentially expensive problem.
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insisted that I not sign the purchase papers until the sewer line was snaked and scoped to see the cause of improper drainage. They had many great hints and suggestions for small things too (replace storm doors, how to fix the garage door opener, etc.) that are helpful. I would highly recommend
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- Christina D.
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Can't say enough good things.
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and his assistant were prompt, courteous, clean and thorough. Price was fair and well worth every penny. I highly recommend
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and would use him again.
- Donna B.
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Not good. I am now in the process of paying for my mistake of hiring
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to do my inspection.
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missed a LOT of things like the major rust on the pipes in the basement. these things were very easy to notice and I am not sure how he missed them.
Also,
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refused to go up and check the roof because he thought the deck wasn't robust enough. I have been having contractors and movers hoisting heavy things off that deck all week long with no issues.
Every time I asked
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a question during the inspection, he answered me by saying " not part of my job". For example, I saw a pile of bad electric work and asked his opinion about it, he replied not my job. He could have at least said somehting nicer like "I think it is .... but better consult with an electrician".
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was trying to get in and out as soon as he can and didn't do an $800 worth of work.
Finally, his report was a disaster. 2-3 pictures in the whole report that made it almost impossible to understand what he was talking about. He focused on the unimportant stuff like crack in the vinyl, or missing light button, but missed the big picture.
He also missed out telling my that my house was almost 3" tilted to the right.
- Georges A.
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829 Tiburan Ln NE
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2813 Fruitland Blvd SW
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High Tech Home Warranties

PO Box 24881
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Mr Home Inspector IA

4123 Jackson Circle NW
Cedar Rapids, IA

National Property Inspections

PO Box 902075
Sandy, UT

Overseers

8 Casey Rd
Mc Donald, PA

SimpliSafe Home Security

1035 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA

SPRINGER PROFESSIONAL HOME SERVICES

803 ROCKFORD RD SW
Cedar Rapids, IA

TERRY STEINBACH PROFESSIONAL HOME INSPECTIONS INC

710 GRANT WOOD DR SE
Cedar Rapids, IA

The Haas Group LLC

2215 Plank Road
Fredericksburg, VA

Tomash Professional Home Inspection LLC

3791 Brookside Dr
Marion, IA

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